Preservationists Call for Greater Protection of Stonewall Inn, Other Sites

Some preservationists in New York are calling for a new standard of protection for the Stonewall Inn and the bar Julius’ due to their importance in LGBT history. Although both buildings are largely protected from harm due to their location in a historic district, the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation (GVHSP) would like the city to make each of the buildings an individual landmark to protect their history and importance. The building are protected by the Landmarks Preservation Committee, but the 1969 report on the neighborhood that protected these buildings ignores their LGBT significance due to the fact that it was drafted two months prior to the Stonewall riots. 

The GVHSP is pushing the city recognize many other sites important in LGBT history as historical landmarks. For a fuller list of proposed sites, click here.



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